5 Tips For Making Linked In Work For YouPresentation Transcript
Developing a plan for effective use of the #1professional networking tool available
Social networking has taken over email in terms of worldwide reach.
Facebook is friends…LinkedIn is for Professionals
Developing a “Return on Engagement” with customers and delivering results in a medium that is new and exciting.
LinkedIn has over 36 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the world.
A new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second, and about half of it’s members are outside the U.S.
Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are LinkedIn members.
Your professional network of trusted contacts gives you an advantage in your career, and is one of your most valuable assets. LinkedIn exists to help you make better use of your professional network and help the people you trust in return.
A full profile helps to establish trust. It is the first step in developing ROE
Add a photo
Summarize your skills and strengths
Add past positions and give a description of accomplishments
“ Sales Leader, Event Innovator and Marketing Whiz Kid”
Building a virtual network is similar to attending a networking event. The most successful networkers just say “Hi!”
Look for the people you know by uploading your contacts.
Join 3 groups immediately
Search for additional names of interest
It’s ok to look for people you’ve just met
LinkedIn only allows you to connect with people you have something in common with.
Common ways to find connections
Past work experience
People you may know
Who looked at my profile
When you do connect…..Make it personal
Respond to an “Accepted connection” request with a personal message or email.
LinkedIn shares information about your network with you and makes sure that your network is informed of your updates and changes.
Questions and Answers
Company Buzz and Twitter
Figure out how you want to make LinkedIn work for you.
Find ways to provide value to those you are connected with.